Monday, December 31, 2007

"Can someone with no flight training safely land an airliner?" Airline pilot Patrick Smith says:
With commercial aviation as rich as it is with mysteries and misconceptions, it's perhaps no surprise that plane-related topics are among [MythBusters TV show's] most frequent. Most recently, hosts Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman attempted to find out if people with no flight training, namely themselves, could safely land an airliner. Their answer turned out to be yes, probably.

The correct answer, of course, is no, absolutely not.